As part of its ‘Delivering for Good’ program, NZ Post will give away free courier services to approximately 10 charitable organizations in New Zealand for one year.
Now in its second year, NZ Post’s ‘Delivering for Good’ program aims to improve connection, belonging and inclusion while supporting social enterprises for local communities around Aotearoa New Zealand. A public vote from May 9 to 23 will determine which one of the winners will win an extra year of products – to be announced on May 30. Organizations and community groups can enter online until April 11, 2022.
Dawn Baggaley, sustainability manager for NZ Post Group, said, “For us, delivering for New Zealand also means supporting the neighborhoods and communities where we live and work. We’re proud to be running our Delivering for Good program for the second year and to be able to facilitate free courier services for deserving local organizations.”
“We’re looking for a range of deserving programs which help people connect and feel included – whether that be delivering goods to people without access or sending products for companies who employ people from marginalized groups. We want to hear from you and encourage all social enterprises and charities to enter.”
Last year’s Delivering for Good’s overall winner was Downlights, a New Zealand owned and operated fragranced soy candle company based in Auckland. The company’s manufacturing process supports the development of workplace skills and employment opportunities for young adults with Down syndrome and cognitive disabilities.
Jennifer Del Bel, managing director of Downlights, said, “Winning the free courier products allowed Downlights to grow our business and employ another permanent crew member, Taylor. The Delivering for Good initiative has helped Downlights to continue to challenge the commonly held perception that the disabled workforce is only suitable for low-paid, unskilled, repetitive work. We have worked with our crew, including Taylor, to develop their skills and confidence, to a point where we are confident to compare their work head-to-head against the work of the most skilled, non-disabled artisans.”